60 Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth
image: “Volcanoes - Steep-sided volcanic cones along the Chilean-Argentinean border add texture to this “study in blue.” Of approximately 1800 volcanoes scattered across this region, 28 are active.”
via Webdesigner Depot, reas@delicious
“The Dixon Land Imprinter is a very simple machine consisting of only two moving parts - the imprinting roller and the seedbox agitator.” imprinting
“The roller drops seeds onto the soil surface and imbeds them in the imprint surfaces. The imprinter forms interconnected water shedding and absorbing v-pockets, which function as rain fed micro-irrigation system.” via infranetlab, “strategies against desertification”
James Bond Island I
Andreas Gursky, 2007. C-Print 307x223cm.
1 real time clouds. updated at most every three hours. Images are available in 2048x1024 or 4096x2048 resolution.
2 kifissia meteo. realtime satelite images including weather data.
3 ssec.wisc.edu. realtime imagery and data including hurricane and tropical storms, mesoscale winds, sea surface temperature, volcano watch, weather. directory listing
earth map resources
the following resources are heavily based on Robert Hodgin’s findings for his earthquake visualizations documented on flickr.
1 visible earth, blue marble, a catalogue of NASA images and animations of our planet. Image resources include land surface, clouds, city lights, raw bathymetry, raw topography. Image size ranges from thumbnails, 5400x2700, 21600x10800 up to 86400x43200 pixels.
2 Natural Earth, a collection of maps including clouds, elevation bump, masks (such as boundaries, cities, sea ice and water), textures of the earth, without cloud, no ice, at night. Maps do include rivers. Image size ranges from 8192x4096 to 16200x8100, directory listing with all the files.
3 earth texture maps include natural colors, atmospherical, coulds, elevation and bump map, water and land mask, night. in addition there are maps for moon, venus, mars and a stars map. Image size is 2500x1250 pixels.
4 how to texture a globe in processing.
NASA - ASTER
“NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA’s Terra spacecraft.
The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or Aster, instrument aboard Terra.”image: Himalayan glaciers in Bhutan. download the Aster global digital elevation model at Aster G-DEM
From Cultural Production to the Production of Space. “geographical information systems (GIS) have become a new lingua franca for collecting, collating, and representing data in fields as diverse as archaeology, biology, climatology, demography, epidemiology, and all the way to zoology. In many people’s minds, a newfound interest in geography has seized popular culture, the arts, and the academy.”
via The Brooklyn Rail, amazon
by Geoff Manaugh, blogging at bldgblog.blogspot.com - architectual conjecture, urban speculation, landscape futures. A book full of “stories about the past news about the present and speculation about the future of how humans shape their environment. [..] a book combining history urban exploration science fiction design climate change and city planning with the view that everything is relevant to architecture.” amazon